Builder sets total Net Zero target for 2050

By Barrie Hudson - 23 November 2021

Business
  • Badbury Park in Swindon is among Redrow's current development locations

    Badbury Park in Swindon is among Redrow's current development locations

A house builder working at Swindon's Badbury Park is aiming for complete Net Zero emissions by no later than 2050.

Redrow Thames Valley has signed up to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)’s highest Business Ambition of pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5C.

In recent years, the firm has already made progress in reducing its carbon footprint, with initiatives such as more efficient use of diesel fuel on-site, while all plots, show homes and site compounds have been supplied with 100 percent Green certificated electricity [Anchor] [v]. 

Redrow is working with supply chain partners to ensure its homes will be ready for the Future Homes Standard in 2025. 

Its product innovation program includes a number of low-carbon technology trials including air source heat pumps and a smart home and energy management system, and the development of new working practices to establish which solutions will make a tangible impact as the business progresses towards its Net Zero targets.

Sarah Boyce, Sales Director at Redrow Thames Valley, said: “The target we set ourselves is certainly an ambitious one, but we’re thrilled to embark on an exciting, yet vital journey to tackle the climate emergency.  

“We pride ourselves on our commitment to create thriving communities and desire to build high-quality developments – and Badbury Park is no exception. We’re looking forward to implementing new ways of building, all while working closely with the Swindon community on a variety of local initiatives in the future too.” 

Redrow Group Chief Executive Matthew Pratt said: “Playing our part in tackling the climate emergency is a key priority and Redrow will set ambitious science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions across our whole business. 

"We will set a long-term target to reach net zero emissions no later than 2050 and importantly we will also be setting interim targets for both our direct and indirect emissions, and these will be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5C. 

“No one has all the answers today, but it’s vital that we all do everything we can, and making ambitious, far-reaching commitments and holding ourselves to account is an essential part of that. We look forward to collaborating with our partners and supply chain to deliver these goals.”

In order to meet the commitments, Redrow has appointed the Carbon Trust to help and advise.

The Carbon Trust is an organisation that has pioneered decarbonisation for more than 20 years for businesses, governments and organisations around the world.

The business has also joined the Race To Zero, a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

In October Redrow was recognised at the Global Good Awards 2021 for the great work of its ‘Reduce the Rubble’ campaign, which aims to reduce waste across its sites. 

More information about Badbury Park can be obtained by calling 01793 391561 or visiting www.redrow.co.uk/developments/badbury-park-swindon

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